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Senior Project Accountant (FTC) - Carlisle

up to £65,000 (DOE) + Group Benefits - Accountancy
Ref: 5369 Date Posted: Monday 03 May 2021
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Lusona has an excellent opportunity for a qualified accountant to join our Carlisle-headquartered client as Senior Project Accountant on a nine-month fixed term contract. Reporting to the Head of Finance, this is a varied role providing Project Accounting and Finance Business Partnering support to the business on enterprise-wide projects.

You will join the business at an exciting time of change and growth as the business moves towards the fulfillment of its strategic agenda.

This role is all about…

  • Partnering, guiding, and counseling project management teams through the project life cycle ensuring that financial considerations are addressed throughout.
  • Finance Business partner for the Head of Change BAU, IT BAU and Change Discretionary cost centres and any other allocated areas by the Head of Finance to ensure all costs are spent within budget, deviations are recorded, and variances mitigated.
  • Understanding Project Demand and Supply views and reporting on both
  • Ensuring project forecasts are accurate and reflect the true status of the project at a level that is appropriate based on their position in the project lifecycle.
  • Improving project accounting capability by developing and implementing financial controls, processes and reporting of project initiatives. 
  • Understanding, interpreting, and constructively challenging current business performance and practice, identifying and implementing initiatives to improve processes and deliver business performance objectives and commitments. 

About you…

You will be a qualified Accountant with relevant Project Accounting / Finance Business Partnering experience gained in a commercial environment.  You will possess the following skills/experience and personal attributes:

Experience/Skills:

  • Project Accounting and Forecasting.
  • Preparation of budgets and forecasts
  • Interpreting and communicating Financial Performance
  • Improving processes
  • Developed stakeholder management skills, including the ability to influence and challenge.
  • The ability to communicate complex problems and articulate solutions.

Personable attributes:

  • Positive can-do attitude
  • Self-motivated and conscientious
  • Collaborative approach
  • Inquisitive mindset
  • Positive role-model to members of the team and other colleagues
  • Desire to succeed

Salary up to £65,000 pa (DOE) + Group Benefits.  Our client offers a modern professional office working environment as well as the opportunity to work remotely from home 2-3 days a week.

For further information contact Stuart Ringland on (01698) 440 337 or email stuart@lusona.co.uk